Anger on the Executive Suite – Towards a Theory Linking Core Self Evaluation and Hypersensitive Narcissism to Individual Decision Making Comprehensiveness considering the Role of Environmental Dynamism

  • Rebekka Sputtek


Research finds that executives are influenced by their personalities and perceptions in strategic decision making. However, there has been demand for gaining a more finegrained understanding of the psychological processes underlying executives' strategic decision making. In this chapter we aim at contributing to the explanation of these psychological processes by defining core self evaluation and hypersensitive narcissism as relevant dimensions to profile top executives’ personalities, and developing a theory that explains the relationship between this personality profile, anger and individual decision making comprehensiveness of top executives. Finally we introduce environmental dynamism as a relevant context variable.


Strategic Decision Individual Decision Emotional Stability Dual Processing Theory Environmental Dynamism 


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© Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebekka Sputtek
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  1. 1.St. GallenSwitzerland

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